Amazon Keeps Tight-Lipped About Pre-Black Friday Security Incident

Amazon informed some customers about a security incident Wednesday that resulted in the exposure of their names and email addresses, a company spokesman confirmed to CyberScoop.

Amazon “fixed the issue” and has emailed customers who may have been affected, though the company declined to say how many users’ information may have been involved. The incident was not a breach of Amazon.com, the company said.

The news came just days before users from throughout the world will log onto the e-commerce site for Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases.

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